The is a distinctive book about the journey of surviving domestic violence, as told by survivors themselves.
This book, whose publication is funded by the President’s Award for Creativity managed jointly with with Arts Council Malta, marks the end of a broader project called My Survival, My Experience.
The nine (9) chapters in the book immerse readers in the turbulent world of violence, manipulation, desperation and struggle. It is a showcase of the incredible courage of survivors and their undying determination to overcome systemic obstacles and so as to live a life of dignity, free of violence.
The chapters include five (5) papers from qualitative insider-research involving 22 in-depth interviews and 15 focus group meetings. The papers explore the collective experience of surviving domestic violence and discuss common themes such as experiences at the police station, experiences at the Courts of law, becoming homeless, the effects of financial violence, mediation and separation. The final chapter includes the policy recommendations that emerged from the SOAR National Conference held last December.
The bright illustrations throughout the book are entirely the product of survivors who willingly and enthusiastically shared their Art Therapy paintings as a medium for activism.
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